Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Let me introduce you to a very special dog in our family.
This is Munro.
He is in training to be a companion pet.
His owner right now is a niece-in-law.
She has trained many dogs and
Munro is the latest.
He is a sweetie and someone will be very fortunate
to have him by their side one day.
I have always known these dogs served a very special purpose,
but recently in my own neighborhood I observed a dog in action.
As I was waiting at a stop light a dog and companion walked across
the cross walk in front of me.  When they arrived at the curb the dog
stopped and curved it's body gently in front of the companion causing her to stop.
She then stepped up and again I could see the dog guide her away
from walking into a pole.
Today I celebrate dog companions, they are very special indeed.


Anonymous said...

Oh yes! Dogs of all sorts are wonderful companions. We have two and adore them dearly.

Anonymous said...

Agreed. Dogs teach us how to love unconditionally.

Gigi Thibodeau said...

I never cease to marvel at companion dogs. Several times I've had students with companion dogs, and I am always amazed by how tirelessly these wonderful dogs work. Munro will make someone a wonderful companion and guide. xoxo Gigi

somepinkflowers said...

oh my!

{{ i think
they are called
~service dogs~
around here
and what fine service
they give, BTW,
i have watched them In Action
at our library }}

this sweetie*one is amazing!

parTea lady said...

Munro certainly looks sweet and gentle. Companion dogs are special and so are their trainers. It must take a lot of patience and special skill to train them.

Dutchbaby said...

What a good dog! I have a close friend who volunteered for Guide Dogs for the Blind for about fifteen years. These dogs are literally life-savers.

Good for your niece - it's a noble service she provides.

Laurie said...

Amen, Marilyn, very special indeed, and so intelligent! I just look at my word verification, and it's "petswit" How perfect is that!

Mark said...

What a great job they do, and Munro looks like a sweetie. AAll the best in his training. How does your niece train them, is she trained to train?
Never thought about it before, but how do they do that?

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

What a beautiful sweet face and a wonderful program. It must be very rewarding for your niece to help people in this way.

Relyn said...

Companion dogs are just incredible. I am always so impressed with the people who have the patience and commitment to train them. I don't need a companion dog, but I'd give a lot to have mine be so well behaved and sweet.

Mary said...

I used to have to observe and register service dogs for the deaf and hard of hearing when I worked for the State of NC - they were so amazing and worked very hard. What beautiful animals, and the patience of the trainers is amazing.

Munro looks very sweet.

Hugs - Mary

beth said...

what a very special dog he is and how lucky is his "soon to be after all his training" new owner.....xo

Angela McRae said...

Joey's gonna be jealous! But seriously, isn't it amazing dogs can be trained to do this? Reminds me of Theodosia's dog Earl Grey in Laura Childs' tea shop mysteries!

Baracka said...

WOW this story brought a tear of love to mye eyes... may god bless Munroe with love health and courage to continue to be a wonderful companion to whom god chooses... amazing thank you for sharing.

mar said...

its very nice!! the dog and your blog! i´m mar from santander (spain)

Jeanie said...

Companion and therapy dogs are amazing and I so admire your niece for ability to train them! He's handsome!

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